SSMT 2017: Verse 16!

Hi Siestas!

Processed with VSCO with a6 presetI’m Diane.

I’ve enjoyed working here for many years in the area of Resources and Customer Care. (We have the BEST customers ever). I’ll soon be retiring but may I never retire from God’s Word! His Word always ministers life to me.

I chose to share two verses with you that I’ve been camping on during a season of personal loss.  My sister, Cindy, passed away suddenly July 1st.

“Now we know that if the earthly tent we live in is destroyed, we have a building from God, an eternal house in Heaven, not built by human hands.”
2 Corinthians 5:1 (ESV)

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3,4 (ESV)

That second one is a real mouthful but oh, so rich!  It’s a fact that we will all face times of loss and will miss our loved ones.  Tents do wear out. They weren’t meant to last. This earth is not our true home. But praise be to God who assures those who trust in Him that He will personally provide a forever home when we leave this planet.  And for those still here, He promises comfort and true peace. I can testify, it’s real!

Then, there’s more…

Jesus uses us to comfort others from His supply, not our own.  He’s so efficient and so faithful!

My prayer is that He will show Himself in all of your seasons too.

His and Yours,



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  1. 401
    Eleanor MacKay says:

    Eleanor MacKay, Saskatoon, SK.

    ‘Let us see Your miracles again.
    Let our children see Your glory at work.’

    Ps. 90:16 NLT

  2. 402
    Dana Nance says:

    Dana Nance
    Blue Ridge, Tx

    your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
    Psalm 139:16 NIV (1984)

  3. 403
    Julie Rogers Foster says:

    Julie Foster from Niceville Florida

    I spread out my hands to You;
    My soul longs for You like a thirsty land.
    Psalm 143:6 NKJV

  4. 404
    Connie Worley says:

    “Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in Your book before one of them came to be.

    Psalm 139:16 NIV

  5. 405
    Sienna and Shelly says:

    Shelly and Sienna
    Colorado Springs,CO

    And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Christ Jesus. Phillippians 1:6 ESV

  6. 406
    Paulette Mays says:

    Proverbs 23:12
    Apply your heart to instruction, and your ears to words of knowledge.

    Paulette P. Mays
    Elmer, La

  7. 407
    Deborah Johnson says:

    Deborah Johnson from Odessa, Texas says, “I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope,” Psalm 130:5 NIV

  8. 408
    Allie McDonald says:

    Allie McDonald from Wheaton, IL Zechariah 8:15 NASB

    “It will come about that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you that you may become a blessing. Do not fear, let your hands be strong.”

  9. 409
    Laura Grassi says:

    Laura Grassi, Denver, CO
    Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. I Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV

  10. 410
    Latisha Davis says:

    “for it is God who works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  11. 411
    Amy O says:

    Amy from Everett, WA
    And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
    Hebrews 11:6 (NIV)

  12. 412
    Tilley Hawkins says:

    Tilley from Franklin, TN

    My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies.

    Psalm 25:15 (NLT)

  13. 413
    Heather Miller says:

    Heather Miller, Greensburg, Louisiana:
    Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. Titus 2:7-8 ESV

  14. 414
    Kathy McDonald says:

    Kathy Waco Tx
    Romans 8;15
    For you did not receive a spirit of bondage again to fear but you received the Spirit of adoption by which we cry out Abba Father

  15. 415
    Jessica Thorberg says:

    Jessica, from Omaha, Ne
    How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
    Isaiah 52:7

  16. 416
    Deanne says:

    Deanne Johnson – Laguna Hills,CA

    God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord.
    1 Corinthians 1:9 NIV

  17. 417
    Crystal Peals says:

    Crystal Peaks from Durham, NC

    “Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what one does not have.”
    ‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭8:11-12‬ ‭NIV‬‬

  18. 418
    Tina Shelton says:

    Tina Shelton – Richmond, TX

    Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. Psalm 34:8 NIV

  19. 419
    Jennifer says:

    Jennifer M from Greensburg, Louisiana
    Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace. Psalm 37:37

  20. 420
    Carole says:

    Proverbs 2: 4-7 NIV
    and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure,
    then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.
    For the LORD gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
    He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless,

  21. 421
    Christine says:

    Gilbert, AZ
    Galatians 4:22 KJV- “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,(v23) meekness, temperance, against such is there is no law.”
    [I know I combined verses 22 + 23. I thought it best to keep all the fruits of the Spirit together so I can memorize them all together without waiting two weeks to do it.I hope that is okay.]
    Also, when I click onto the link SSMT 2017: Verse 16, I get taken to page that says 404 page not found. This has happened for the past several weeks. So I have to click onto LPMblog to get to this page to post my verse.

  22. 422
    Janet Clark says:

    Look upon me and be merciful to me, as your custom is toward those who love your name. Direct my steps by your word and let no iniquity have dominion over me.
    Psalms 119:132-133 NKJV

  23. 423
    Cathy Scott says:

    San Bernardino Ca
    Turn yourself to me and have. Mercy on me for I am desolate
    and5 afflicted.psalms:25:16 nkjv.

  24. 424
    Bobbie says:

    Bobbie, Litchfield, MN

    3) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4) not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

    Philippians 2:3-4 NIV

  25. 425
    Rebecca Holmes says:

    Rebecca from Birmingham

    “Finally, my brothers, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you is no trouble to me and is safe for you.”
    ‭‭Philippians‬ ‭3:1‬ ‭ESV‬‬

  26. 426
    Grace says:

    Grace , UK :
    ‘Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonley and afflicted’.
    Psalm 25:16 (NIV)

  27. 427
    Cora Suggs says:

    Cora Suggs, Huntsville, AL Ephesians 1:3 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.

  28. 428
    Joni says:

    Joni, Port Neches, TX: “he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him.” Colossians 1:22, ESV

  29. 429
    Edna Grace C. says:

    The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.

    Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV

  30. 430
    Kathleen Norman says:

    Kathleen – Starke, FL

    O LORD, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble.
    Isaiah 33:2 (ESV)

  31. 431
    Midge Miller says:

    Midge Miller, West Jefferson, N.C.

    And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.’
    Colossians 4:17 ESV

  32. 432
    Midge Miller says:

    Midge Miller, West Jefferson, N.C.

    And say to Archippus, “See that you fulfill the ministry that you have received in the Lord.”
    Colossians 4:17 ESV

  33. 433

    New Braunfels, TX
    For the Lord your God has blessed you in all that you have done. He has known your wanderings in this great wilderness. these 40 years He has been with you and you have not lacked a thing. Deut. 2:7 NASB

  34. 434
    Jodie Bowling says:

    Jodie Bowling-Lewisburg, Ohio
    But know this: Difficult times will come in the last days. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, without love for what is good…II Timothy 3:1-3 HCSB

  35. 435
    Jill Clark says:

    Jill Clark from Mount Pleasant, SC
    “Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.”
    ‭‭Psalm‬ ‭23:6‬ ‭NIV

  36. 436
    Lark says:

    206 Vintage Ave.

    • 436.1
      Lark says:

      Lark from Greenville. “Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, NLT.

  37. 437
    Joy Thompson says:

    Joy Thompson- Fort Worth, TX – psalm 139:16, Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
    in your book were written, every one of them,
    the days that were formed for me,
    when as yet there was none of them.

  38. 438
    Wendy Buttrey says:

    Wendy Buttrey, Acworth, Ga

    The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. Psalm 91:14 NLT

  39. 439
    Lynn Buckalew says:

    Lynn from Brandon, MS: I will sing to the Lord because he has dealt bountifully with me. Psalm !#:6 (ESV)

  40. 440
    Nancy Bradshaw says:

    Nancy Bradshaw Melbourne, Florida

    Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.
    James:1:22 NIV

  41. 441
    Sandi says:

    From Wilmer Alabama
    Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly,and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 2 Corinthians 9:6 NIV

  42. 442
    Susan Teets says:

    Susan Teets, Dewittville, NY. “as you hold out the word of life-in order that I may boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor for nothing.” Philippians 2:16 NIV

  43. 443
    Suellen says:

    Love is patient and kind, love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant.
    1Corinthians 13:4

  44. 444
    jami bumgarner says:

    Shelby, NC

    Psalm 139:23-24 (NAS)
    23Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
    24 And see if there be any [a]hurtful way in me,
    And lead me in the everlasting way.

  45. 445
    Katrina Gagner says:

    Katrina from Wichita Falls, TX

    I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

    Psalm 130:5 ESV

  46. 446
    Vicki Cluxton says:

    Vicki Cluxton, Westfield, IN

    Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.

    Proverbs 8:34 ESV

  47. 447
    Isabelle Mercado says:

    Isabelle Mercado from Rolling Meadows, IL: That you do not become sluggish, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. Hebrews 6:12 NKJV

  48. 448
    Vicki Knott says:

    Vicki Knott, Greenwood, SC
    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;”Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)

  49. 449
    Michelle Klotzbach says:

    Michelle from St. Peters, MO “He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.” Job 8:21 (NIV)

  50. 450
    Peggy Welch says:

    Peggy Welch, Bloomington, Indiana John 6:63 Amp It is the Spirit Who gives life—He is the Life-giver; the flesh conveys no benefit whatever. The words that I have been speaking to you are spirit and life.

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